Using your zester, zest one whole orange and then juice one half of the same orange. We use this zester because it never reaches so far as to cut into the bitter white part of the orange. Easy to hold and it’s safer.
Place a package of fresh cranberries in a small saucepan and add the water and sugar
Add the zest of 1 orange and the juice of 1/2 an orange and bring to a boil or medium-high heat.
After bringing them to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the berries break down and burst about 10-12 minutes.
Finish by crushing any whole berries with a potato masher. If you wish to have whole berry cranberry sauce then less mashing or if your family would rather have jellied cranberry sauce then mash them completely.
Cool to room temperature before serving or it may be placed in the refrigerator